THE submissions on the issue as to whether or not the Magistrate Court should refuse entry to accused persons who are not vaccinated has been administratively adjourned to Monday this week.
Counsels were supposed to make the submissions before Chief Magistrate Emma Garo, Friday.
However, she had the submissions administratively adjourned to Monday this week.
It would be after the issue is addressed before she confirms the hearing dates of matters before her.
One of the matters awaiting this issue to be dealt with is the one of the nine men accused of the robbery at Winwin Mining Camp in Guadalcanal in 2020.
The voir dire hearing conducted on this matter is yet to be completed.
Ms Garo had previously set April 11 for the continuation of the voir dire.
She also said that previously the health team visited the magistrate court and informed them that only seven people can be inside a court room at a time.
She had said that given health advice, the accused can appear in the court room while lawyers can join the court via virtual audio link from their offices.
However, given the health protocol that only vaccinated persons are allowed to access public venues, she invited both the prosecution and the defence counsel to make submissions on that.
She will hear the submissions at 9am on Monday this week.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN